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About Smooth Move USA
Smooth Move USA was founded on the principles of hard work, superior customer service and an eagerness for community involvement. Smooth Move USA has humble beginnings and was founded in 2006 by JR March. With a wealth of moving knowledge and experience, JR broke from the large national chain of moving companies to start out on his own. After several years of hard work, and excellent customer service JR decided to try his hand in other ventures, and set off for greener pastures. At that time the company was sold to Jesse Lovan and Chris Shipp. Under new this new partnership Smooth Move USA was able to offer an even higher level of customer service.
The People behind Smooth Move USA
Jesse Lovan was born in Fountain Valley, California just a little over 100 miles south of Bakersfield, CA. Jesse’s family moved to Bakersfield, CA at the age of 4 years old where he attended and completed his childhood education. Jesse graduated in the top 5% of his class in 2002 from Liberty High School where he was involved in student government and many sports during that time. Jesse also received several academic scholarships during his time in high school. After high school Jesse attended Bakersfield College while working construction during his off time. Once college was finished, he went on to a career in sales and marketing. In 2010 Jesse Lovan and Chris Shipp devised a plan to go into business together. No stranger to hard work, Chris and Jesse set out on the journey to become a successful moving and storage business. Now almost 10 years later, Jesse operates one of the largest moving and storage businesses in the county. Jesse enjoys traveling with his wife and family when not working. Now as a pillar of the local community Jesse, Chris and Smooth Move try to give back to their local communities wherever possible.
Chris Shipp was born and raised in Bakersfield, California and is proud to call it home. He attended Rio Bravo Greeley from kindergarten through 8th grade and then went to Liberty High School where he played football. Chris and his team won the first section championship of school history. After finishing high school at Liberty, Chris continued his education and football at Bakersfield College. After graduation, he decided that it was best to help run his grandparents farm. That lasted about 4 years until they sold it and retired. Chris wasn’t exactly sure yet, which way he wanted to take his career path, so he decided to get into sales. He knew that sales would be a great foundation for his future in business. After a couple of years of sales, Jesse and Chris had the opportunity to start their own company. Both knew, they wanted to be in business for themselves for a long time and they now finally had the chance. It was humble beginnings of very long days with no free time, but as they were grinding through the dog days of summer, Chris and Jesse knew that if they kept putting their customers first and doing a great job it would finally pay off. Now they instill the same beliefs into their Smooth Move USA employees. Chris continues to follow his passion of football coaching at Garces High School for the last 10 years. Chris’ favorite hobbies are snowboarding, Mountain biking, anything outdoors, and helping out the community any way he can. Last but certainly not least Chris’ greatest joy of all is being a husband to his beautiful wife and father to two amazing girls.
Our Mission at Smooth Move USA
Smooth Move USA hold its self to higher standards. We do this by employing only the best and most skilled movers and personnel. Most of all we make sure that they are trustworthy, hard working, and in good standing with the community. Secondly, we really do care about your move and you will see the difference from the very first point of contact. You will never be treated as just another job, no matter how big or how small. Most of all, we are honest and upfront in all aspects of your move from first consultation to your final bill. Never any hidden fees or surcharges. Smooth Move USA is licensed with the CA Public Utilities Commission, and you should always beware of rogue/unlicensed movers offering low ball pricing!
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On time and professional. Nick and Reggie went out of their way to be helpful moving our mother into assisted living.Rick J.1/06/2019
Chris, I just wanted to tell you that Carlos and Andre were FANTASTIC!! They were careful, fast, friendly, courteous, and amazingly helpful. I was blown away by their professionalism and wanted to commend them and YOU for your choice of... read moreJohn G.12/12/2018
These are some good folks in Bakersfield..they repositioned my load for weight reasons. 100$. Good folks.Ric G.10/03/2018
Today was moving day from a home I have owned for 23 years. You can imagine how much I had. Kevin was my moving consultant & he was very nice. Tomas & Mike had the hard part of moving my... read moreVickie S.10/01/2018
Chris, Kevin and Carlos and his team were so great to work with! They were so kind to me and went above and beyond what was expected of them. Thanks for making our move a lot less work and hassle...... read moreEmily H.9/28/2018
Smooth Move did a fantastic job moving our entire house in one day from Bakersfield to Nipomo. Carlos Davids and the crew handled our goods with great care. Thank you. One note: make sure you go through the contract closely.... read moreWilliam A.9/03/2018
Move to Bakersfield Ca from Burbank. Crew was quick and helped pack items that I had not finished. Best possible result from a tough move of entire household.Recommend for any jobs to or from BakersfieldRJRRJ R.7/19/2018
Great company! Wish they would offer a prorate it took less then an hour(and they showed up 15 min late) and was charged the full($314) allotted time of 2 1/2 hours. Which I understand staff has to be paid but... read moreLily G.5/18/2018
I recently moved from Bakersfield, CA to Mesa, AZ using Smooth Move. My wife and I were being relocated for work but as the way things go these days, were responsible to pay out of our own pocket for the... read moreSteve S.5/10/2018
Fantastic moving company!!! We had another moving company booked to help us load our moving truck so we could move out of state the next day. However, our original movers never showed up. They had the wrong date down. We... read moreKaitlin F.4/24/2018
Jose, Michael, and Oscar came to move me on Thursday and I am just getting around to writing this review as I just found a second to sit down from moving. Smooth Move gave me the best price and the... read moreSara R.2/25/2018
We hired Smooth Move to move some very heavy furniture from a 2nd story townhouse bedroom to our house. They were on time and were professional, courteous and got right to it. There was no damage to the furniture or... read moreJohn B.2/10/2018